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i'm a huge fan. oh, my god, ijust got to take a picture with salman khan. and my heart is racing right now. he told me what it's like to meet his british fans. it's amazing. it's like amazing because the grandparents and the parents, when the kids growing up, they've kept them in touch with our culture and our culture is mythology, religion, its families together, and its movies. tell me how you put a tour like this together. the last time you did this was over 12 years ago in the uk, how'd you go about constructing what this production is going to look like. earlier, i used to do a tour like every year and a half, two years, and then i got tired of it. and then we just thought that just rebooting it a bit, just changing it a little bit with a much better kind of production value to it, we could once again, and do this. see, it's not about the money here, it's not about.
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it's about interaction with the star and the fans. i like me, you like me. i like you. i come here and i perform here. this week, you were honoured and the house of commons as well. you were given a global diversity award. what does that mean to you, what does a global citizen award mean to you? it's an honour. i don't know if i deserve it or not, but they've given me that honour and i gladly accept it. i never thought that i would ever be in a position like this today. i never thought that i'd deserve even my first big film. i don't know how long this is going to be there but whenever it goes away, i hope it goes to somebody well deserving. with thousands expected to attend his concerts this weekend, it doesn't look like his fame is going away any time soon. time for a look at the weather.
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we begin the weekend on a disappointing note, a few showers around on saturday, conditions improve as we had to sunday, high pressure building in. things on sunday will be dry and bright with more sunshine around. plenty of showers this afternoon, some could be heavy. perhaps thundery, sunshine between. more in the way of cloud in scotla nd between. more in the way of cloud in scotland and northern ireland, in south—west england, some of that rain will be heavy, but brightening in northern scotland. a cooler day, 12 to 16 degrees. rain and showers in the south—west, they never really clear overnight but elsewhere they do. light winds, a recipe for a chilly night. towns and city values close to single figures, in the countryside low single figures and a touch of grass frost, especially in central and northern parts. we start sunday on a chilly night, but a
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better day with fewer showers, more sunshine and feeling warmer. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines: after the rush hour tube bombing in south—west london — police say they are "chasing down suspects". 1,000 armed officers are on the streets. the prime minister has warned another attack could be imminent, as the uk terror threat is raised to its highest level. the foreign secretary borisjohnson has revived his pledge of billions of pounds in extra funding for the nhs once britain leaves the eu. a day after north korea's latest launch of a ballistic missile, leader kim jong un says his ultimate plan is to match the military might of the united states. now on bbc news, it's time for the travel show. coming up this week,
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scotland's most beautiful roads. it's some of the most amazing landscapes and seascapes you'll see. it's around the world in 500 miles. where to spend your christmas holidays and how about a cup of fish entrails? laughs very strong! it's really chewy. really very, very strong. the city of inverness on scotland's north—east coast is the unofficial
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capital of the highlands. it's been a popular tourist destination since the arrival of the railways in the mid—19th century and, despite its rather changeable weather, the city remains the gateway to exploring the country's mountainous north. the usual tourist trail begins here in inverness and visitors tick off the big attractions in the region, heading to loch ness, glencoe and even as far as the isle of skye, but now there's a different way to explore the highlands. the north coast 500, or nc 500 for short, is a driving route, promoted as scotland's answer to route 66. the 516 mile route begins in inverness and traces a route
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around the north coast through some of the wildest country in the uk. from dramatic mountains, to lochs, high passes and white sand beaches. it's some of the most amazing landscapes and seascapes that you'll see. in fact, some people say it's around the world in 500 miles. tom campbell was the creator of the nc 500. he envisaged it as a means of bringing visitors out the parts of the highlands previously undiscovered by tourists and to bring economic benefits to struggling communities. one of the real drivers of this was to try to make the highlands and north highlands more sustainable and so create opportunities for investment. and businesses were closing and leaving. now they're staying and expanding. and it has been a success. since the nc 500 launched in 2015, locations along the route have
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reported a 26% increase in visitor numbers, as keen drivers arrive from across the uk, europe and the world. while i don't have the recommended five to seven days required to see the entire north coast 500, i can't resist hitting the road and seeing part of it for myself. outside inverness, the landscape quickly becomes more rugged, with craggy mountains on the horizon and valleys covered in heather and gorse. there are some great stretches of road and increasingly drivers are taking to these twists and turns with rather more sophisticated wheels than i have at the moment. hello. you must be rob and that must be your gorgeous car! when the north coast 500 launched, local farmer rob saw an opportunity
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and now hires out his prized sports car to tourists who want to hit the highlands in a high—performance soft top. so how did you go from farming to renting out sports cars? i mean, this seems a big transition. i'm a bit of a petrol head and i've always enjoyed driving and i always wanted to buy a small two seater sports car, so i decided to buy a porsche boxster, which is more modern, more of a driver's car, and hire it out when i'm not using it. that's how it came about. driving a convertible, you can see the scenery much better and the sights and sounds and smells of the countryside. it's just a really unique driving experience. so exciting! very nice.
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i'm going 60, which is the speed limit along here. but you can tell this baby's got a lot more in the tank. the route takes in sections of standard highway, as well as more secluded roads, and there are plenty of opportunities for diversions. and you don'tjust have to stick to the main route, you can take a ten minute detour, like i have, up to a beautiful viewpoint and the best part is there's no one here. small businesses like rob's sports car hire have sprung up along the route, but there's also been
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an uptake for long established ventures, such as the shieldaig lodge hotel in the western coastal village of gairloch. since the nc 500 we've gone on to full all the time. from the beginning of april we're full right up through to september. for locals like lisa, this has meant a whole new range of people discovering their small part of the highlands. they don't realise what a gem we've got up here and then when they drive the route and see the hidden pockets, they're absolutely delighted. a lot of them will stay. if we didn't have the tourism, people wouldn't stay. people would leave. young families go away, people wouldn't retire up here, it would just become a very quiet and i suppose lonely old place and we need the tourism. and two hours' drive away is one
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of the most difficult sections of the nc 500. the bealach na ba pass, or ‘pass of the cattle‘, an historic drover‘s road, that's now a single paved track that winds up and over the applecross mountains. it's notorious for its steep gradients and sharp hairpin bends and i've chosen a particularly hairy time to attempt it. it's very atmospheric looking out. very misty. i know there's a big mountain there but i can barely see it. in recent years, this road has become increasingly busy, with buses and motorhomes often clogging the narrow passes. this is one of the more dangerous stretches of the nc 500.
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very twisty and turny. and there's every chance you can meet an oncoming camper van coming the other way, because it's single lane. to add to the excitement i've got scottish weather and rain hitting us right now, so it's a bit tricky to see out the windscreen. this increased traffic has caused serious concerns for residents of applecross, the small seaside village at the end of the pass. applecross is known as a sanctuary, 01’ was known as a sanctuary. i think there's a few people calling it other words now. this village now receives a barrage of visitors, putting pressure on its limited infrastructure. the conditions of the roads have deteriorated tremendously. the camping facilities, the accommodation facilities, the restaurant facilities are all very much under an awful lot of pressure.
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i could employ ten more people basically, here at the inn, with the new business that's come long. but is that a good thing? as you say, if business is good, that's a good thing? no, i did like my little pub as it was. we're a bit of a feeding factory now, we just constantly need to man the door. the local boys would like to get a corner of the bar occasionally to have a beer. but despite some discomfort among applecross locals at the swollen visitor numbers, there is a recognition that the changes brought by the nc 500 route are likely to stay. you can have 300 people in the motel and it's beautiful and that always will be, it doesn't matter how many people come here. still to come on the travel show:
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from amsterdam to vietnam, our travel guru fields your questions. and carmen's trip takes on a fishy flavour during her mission to tackle some of japan's most daunting dishes. mmm... very crunchy and very, very fishy. kampai. the travel show, your essential guide, wherever you're heading. welcome to the slice of the show that tackles your questions
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about getting the best out of travel. coming up, advice on a christmas escape, and why banks in argentina are coming back into fashion. first, at the end of a summer which has seen long passport queues across europe, i can bring you details of what awaits visitors from outside the eu who don't currently need visas. the electronic travel information and authorisation system, or etias for short, will require prospective visitors to fill in an online form, similar to the us scheme, and pay 5 euros to apply. there's no date yet for implementation, but the eu has promised there will be an initial six—month spell when the etias will be optional. of course we'll keep you posted on the travel show. here is a question e—mailed to the travel show: for christmas 2017, i have
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one recommendation — luxor, in egypt. as luck would have it the only scheduled flight of the week takes off on december 25th. you leave the midwinter gloom of northern europe behind and touch down in a warm, welcoming city halfway between london and the equator. walking is the ideal way to explore the ruins of karnak on the edge of luxor, then take a ferry across the nile to the valley of the kings. you can easily combine luxor with the egyptian capital, cairo, thanks to the overnight train, or frequent planes between them. just check the latest travel advice before you go. alison is off to vietnam in november, but: first,
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top marks for choosing to travel to vietnam in november, when the humid summer is over, leaving cool days in the north and warm sunshine in the south. the vast majority of vietnamese traders are honest and friendly and it's an excellent place to sharpen your bargaining skills. ask other tourists, particularly backpackers who've been in vietnam for a while, for guidance on appropriate price levels. and while you're negotiating, keep smiling. it's important that both parties make it a fun and engaging experience. and if you're happy with the agreed price, pay with a smile and don't give the purchase a second thought. finally, george wants to know: argentina is a wonderful country to visit. from patagonia to buenos aires, and the spectacular iguazu falls. last time, the best way
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to get money for your trip was on the blackmarket. we are interrupting the travel show for some breaking news about an arrest in connection with the bomb attack at parsons green tube station yesterday. let's cross to scotland yard, our correspondent dan freedman. we had this statement in the last couple of minutes from scotla nd the last couple of minutes from scotland yard. what were they saying? we thought it had gone quiet from police, that's why, they've been working on this operation and they have said detectives investigating the parsons green terror attack yesterday have made an arrest, an 18—year—old man arrested by kent police in the port area of dover this morning. that was under section 41 of the terrorism act, a
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significant case, it seems that person was trying to leave the uk. he is in custody at a local police station and will now be transferred toa station and will now be transferred to a south london police station in due course. the deputy assistant commissioner is a coordinator for counterterrorism and says they have made a significant arrest in the investigation this morning, although they are pleased with the progress made and the investigation continues. that threat level remains at the highest level, which, of course, is critical. staff, officers and partners continue to work through this complex investigation. he also says the arrest will lead to more activity from our officers, bostrom investigative reasons, we will not give any more details on the man that we arrested at this stage. clearly a very significant development in the hunt for whoever perpetrated yesterday's bomb attack. an important moment from the point of view of the investigation. 0ften the first arrest open so much more
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with premises to search, other people connected to the person arrested. it was notable yesterday that a lot of the official voices we re that a lot of the official voices were talking about suspects in the plural form, were talking about suspects in the pluralform, no were talking about suspects in the plural form, no other people are yet being sought? no, buti plural form, no other people are yet being sought? no, but i think the line that i read to you, this line, that arrest will lead to more activity from our officers. for strong investigation reasons, we will give any more details on the arrest at this stage. this is a tactic they have been using, keeping operational cards close to their chest, so that they can remain a step ahead so they can pursue whoever is responsible for the attack at parsons green. and no indication that we can expect a news conference any time soon or a further elaboration? not at the moment, this is all police are prepared to say. their silence,
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publicly, it probably indicates a lot going on behind the scenes privately and for operational reasons, and the safety of the public, it is probably best that is how they prioritise what they are doing. certainly, ido how they prioritise what they are doing. certainly, i do not think this is the last we will hear from them today. i'm sure they will update us in the next hour. as part of the move of terror alert to imminent, the highest possible level, there's been a mobilisation of soldiers to free up police officers. we were hearing about an extra 1000 armed police officers, what kinds of places are people likely to see a military presence as a result of this change? u nfortu nately, a result of this change? unfortunately, it is a routine we've become all too familiar with, both here in london and manchester, around the country in the wake of terror attacks this year. four in the capital in 2017. we tend to see
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transport hubs, major areas, especially at weekends when people may be visiting or travelling on weekends, visiting the capital, transport hubs and major events. there is a premier league game kicking off at crystal palace, i imagine we will see an increased police presence there, and the premier league match at stamford bridge, chelsea play arsenal, a high—profile derby, people are being asked to arrive one hour earlier to have greater security checks. all bags, they will be more closely checked and we have seen before but fortu nately, checked and we have seen before but fortunately, this is nothing new. we've got into the routine of them doing this. in terms of extra officers, we know that the metropolitan police have drawn upon their colleagues in the military to backfill some police roles at the nuclear constabulary and ministry of defence. it frees up about 1000 officers, some of them will be armed, others an armed. some will be
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uniformed, and others will be covert and undercover, keeping an eye on the most vulnerable and high—profile places so they can intervene and neutralise a threat, if it should occur. dan freedman at scotland yard, thank you. glasgow to parsons green station, the incident took place there yesterday. robert, an important stage in the investigation? yes, we were saying earlier today that although things have settled here, the scene has been cleared, lines running again, passengers travelling to and from central london. we always thought that there would be fast—moving developments during today. it was perhaps clear from the fact that police had not gone public with cctv pictures. they had not asked the public for cooperation beyond what they had already done. they were looking at more than 70 images and pieces of video sent in by the public. hundreds of officers have
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been working with intelligence services overnight, to gather those strands and pull them together. as we have heard in the last 30 minutes orso, we have heard in the last 30 minutes or so, they've moved in and made this arrest. it is important to stress, at this early stage, it's clear their statement that while they regard this as a significant arrest, and the degree of the significance may become apparent as the day goes on, the threat level still remains critical. when mark rowley of the met police was talking last night, he used the plural, at times, when talking about the suspects, or suspect, they were searching for. i think the fact that they are keeping that threat level at critical and a high police presence, keeping troops in place to release more armed officers, it suggests they still believe, and they have not ruled out, the possibility there are other individuals they need to detain and they need to get into custody in order to lower the thread. i think
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we will hear further information on this as the morning goes on. ben wallace, the security minister, talking to the bbc this morning and talking to the bbc this morning and talking about the sense that the tempo of activity has increased in the last year. we've seen by the tax in the —— five attacks in the course of the year, which must increase pressure on police and their resources ? pressure on police and their resources? of course, that is why operation tempera, as it is called, is so important. it releases, as we have been saying, 1000 armed officers to not only provide reassurance, it isn't just officers to not only provide reassurance, it isn'tjust window dressing, those armed officers are in place to respond to calls, and respond to incidents, to take part in police operations. perhaps raids on premises, and addresses, notjust
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in the capital at the wider south of england. those officers are in place, which means the response times are faster and the operation can be lighter on its feet. robert hall at parsons green, thanks very much. let's have a look at the weather now. a disappointing start to the weekend, rather cool and wet, a disappointing start to the weekend, rather cooland wet, but conditions will improve over the course of the weekend. high pressure building in. sunday is looking the better day of the two. more sunshine around. light winds, and it will be around. light winds, and it will be a chilly night. sunshine around to begin the day. mist and fog patches clearing away. some showers and rainbows feature in the weather watcher pictures. that's the order of play, showers across the country. thick cloud in scotland and northern ireland, in wales and south—west
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england, some rain will be heavy. conditions buying up across northern scotland, this area of cloud and rain moves away. sunshine and showers in scotland in the afternoon. for most of england, it looks like sunshine and showers, the odd heavy one. in the sunshine not bad but it will be cool. heavier than most, prolonged showers in wales, the south—west of england. than to continue —— fund a continuing through the day. it will be cooler, showers and rain continued to the evening. 0vernight, it never really does clear away completely. but elsewhere, clearing skies, light winds, a recipe for a cold night. towns and cities in single figures. in the countryside, a touch of grass in central and northern areas. we begin sunday on a cold note. mist and fog clearing away. and through the day, the odd shower bubbling up here and there
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but essentially it is a dry and bright day, more sunshine around. light winds, it should feel that their warm and light winds, it should feel that theirwarm and a light winds, it should feel that their warm and a much better looking day across scotland and northern ireland. now, low pressure continues to ebb away from the uk. high—pressure dominates the scene as we head into the start of next week. we still have an influence of low pressure in eastern areas, more of a breeze. most showers across the eastern side of the country and further west, a better chance of staying dry and seeing sunshine. temperatures about 19 degrees. 0n tuesday, similar pictures, plenty of sunshine around. wind from the south—west, feeling that little bit warmer as well. this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. the headlines at eleven. in the last few minutes, police have arrested an 18—year—old man in dover in connection with yesterday's tube bombing. the uk terror threat has been raised to its highest level — meaning another attack could be imminent. the tempo is like at
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a level we haven't seen for a very long time. nearly 600 live investigations covering over 3,000 people and another group of 20,000 people we're concerned of. i'm robert hall, live at parsons green tube station, which has reopened this morning amid heightened security. writing in today's daily telegraph, the foreign secretary sets out his vision for what he calls britain's "glorious" future outside the eu. and borisjohnson revives his promise of billions more funding
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